Our outreach programs help us bring the gospels to life every month.
COMMENTS FROM THE PASTOR:
I would like to thank Will Kerley for fillng in for me on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 and Sunday, January 6. And to Billy Wilson for taking care of my Sunday School class. I appreciate your willingness to preach and teach.
I especially enjoyed the children’s singing for the WMU Candlelighting service. It was a special Christmas blessing to hear them sing so sweetly and willingly. And thanks to Moriah Franklin for leading them.
Romans 15:6, “That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
With all that is going on in the world today it is easy to get distracted from what is most important. The world offers all kinds of dainties to preoccupy our minds and keep us going in a thousand different directions. TV, sports, careers, and even church work can get in the way of that which is most important. The most important thing in church fellowship is unity in the Spirit of Christ. Notice I did not say uniformity. We do not need everyone doing the same thing or being the same in personality or ability but we do need everyone to be united in one mind pulling in the same direction. Even though the body of Christ is made up of people with different talents and strengths and even different weaknesses, we can be one by walking in the Spirit of Christ. The common link we share in the body of Christ is His life, and when we are abiding in Him we are going in the same direction, bringing glory to God. Let us resolve to walk in the Spirit in order for God to work through each one of us individually. Because we are all different, but we are bonded together by the same Life, The Spirit of Christ.
I Corinthians 12:26-27, “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”
In Christ, Ricky
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Our faith community welcomes you, and your family. First Baptist Church is located at the Intersection of Highways 421 and 418/67 in Mountain City Tennessee.
6:30 PM | Children In Action
7:00 PM | Worship Service Adult
7:00 PM | Youth Bible Study
January 13 Lord’s Supper to be observed, 10:30 AM
9:30 AM | Sunday School
10:30 AM | Sunday Worship Service
6:00 PM | Adult Bible Study
7:00 PM | Sunday Evening Worship Service